In Ethiopia, some product tests that manufacturers in the textile sector must carry out are not available. The laboratory of the Ethiopian Textile Industry Development Institute (ETIDI) is only partially accredited and operational. Important tests demanded by international buyers cannot be carried out in this laboratory - textile manufacturers must have their products tested abroad.
We support the ETIDI laboratory in carrying out requested tests in-country and obtaining the corresponding accreditation. For this purpose, employees of the laboratory are trained in the application of new test methods and new equipment is procured. The laboratory is also supported in the accreditation process so that the tests offered are internationally recognised.
Producers in the textile sector have improved access to local testing services and are able to comply with international requirements more easily and cost-effectively.